Strengthening of the core muscles and intrinsic muscles of the spine are also very important because now there is more of a need for that support because some instability in the spine - and I use that term inappropriately, if you will, right now because instability and stability are very specific terms if we are to consider surgery or any other interventions - but we do have to consider the fact that, in order to prevent this from progressing, we need to create more stability.
That stability is usually created by addressing the postural changes, addressing the core muscles that will stabilize and create a "muscular corset," if you will, that will not only support but will also physiologically support the spine as we move and as we do different activities.
It’s a painful condition but treatable in most cases. Proper exercise techniques can help you avoid this condition. Some of the most common symptoms are: Causes of spondylolisthesis vary based on age, heredity, and lifestyle.
Children may suffer from this condition as the result of a birth defect or injury.
Other things to consider, especially in the initial injury, is activity modification.
So what we need to do is we need to prevent stresses to the spine and this is very important in adolescents and young adults that are active in different sports and sometimes this is due to that sport or an injury during that sport.
However, people of all ages are susceptible if the condition runs in the family.
Rapid growth during adolescence may also be a contributing factor.
If you have spondylolisthesis, you may have difficulty raising your leg straight outward during simple exercises.
X-rays of your lower spine are crucial for determining whether a vertebra is out of place.